Rob Hayles

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Rob Hayles
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Hayles at the 2009 Tour Series in Milton Keynes
Personal information
Full name Robert John Hayles
Born (1973-01-21) 21 January 1973 (age 44)
Portsmouth, England[1]
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)[2]
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Track & Road
Role Rider
Amateur team(s)
1994 Team Haverhill-Taylor's Foundry
1995 All Media-Futurama
1996–1997 Team Ambrosia
1998 Team Brite
1999 Tony Doyle Ltd-Clarkes Contracts
Professional team(s)
2001–2003 Cofidis
2005 Recycling.co.uk–MG X-Power
2007 Team KLR-Parker International
2009 Team Halfords
2010–2011 Endura Racing
Major wins

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2008)

Robert John "Rob" Hayles (born 21 January 1973) is a former track and road racing cyclist, who rode for Great Britain and England on the track and several professional teams on the road. Hayles competed in the team pursuit and madison events, until his retirement in 2011.[3] He now occasionally provides studio-based analysis of cycle races for British Eurosport.[4]

Career[edit]

He first represented Great Britain in the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996, where he rode the team pursuit. Hayles represented England in the points race and team pursuit at the 1998 Commonwealth Games. At the 2000 Summer Olympics, he won silver in the pursuit. He was in pursuit team that came third and rode the madison with Bradley Wiggins, finishing fourth.[1]

From 2001 to 2003 Hayles rode for the Cofidis team in France.

During this time Hayles rode the Paris–Roubaix classic, one of cycling's five 'monuments', three times but was unable to finish the race on any occasion. Hayles still reports to love the paved classic despite his own poor fortune.[citation needed]

In March 2008 he was withdrawn from the Great Britain team at the world track championships in Manchester,[5] and was suspended for 14 days after a blood test showed a haematocrit 0.3% above the limit. His licence was restored after two weeks.[6] The rules regarding haematocrit testing for track cycling were subsequently changed as the resting period before an event can cause the red cell volume to exceed 50%, with subsequent blood tests often proving the riders to be clean.

He won the 2008 national road championships but was not selected squad for the Beijing Olympics.[7]

On 1 November 2008 he returned to the team pursuit for the Manchester round of the World Cup series.

Personal life[edit]

Hayles lives in Hayfield, Derbyshire, with his wife, former Olympic swimmer Vicky Horner, and their daughter, born 23 January 2006.[8][9]

Palmarès[edit]

1993
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Kilometre, National Track Championships
1994
National Track Championships
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Kilometre
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Madison (with Bryan Steel)
1995
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Madison (with Russell Williams), National Track Championships
1996
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Points Race, National Track Championships
1997
National Track Championships
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Points Race
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Individual Pursuit
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Madison (with Russell Williams)
2nd Overall Premier Calendar
1998
National Track Championships
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Points Race
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Individual Pursuit
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Madison (with Jon Clay)
1999
National Track Championships
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Points Race
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Individual Pursuit
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Madison (with Bradley Wiggins)
2000
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG National Criterium Championships
UCI Track World Championships
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team Pursuit (with Clay, Manning, Newton & Wiggins)
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Individual Pursuit
National Track Championships
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Points Race
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG Individual Pursuit
2nd Six Days of Grenoble (with Bradley Wiggins)
3rd Bronze medal olympic.svg Team pursuit (with Clay, Manning, Newton & Wiggins), Olympic Games
2003
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team Pursuit (with Manning, Steel & Wiggins), UCI Track World Championships
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Individual Pursuit, National Track Championships
2004
UCI Track World Championships
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Individual Pursuit
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team Pursuit (with Manning, Newton & Steel)
Olympic Games
2nd Silver medal olympic.svg Team pursuit (with Cummings, Manning & Wiggins)
3rd Bronze medal olympic.svg Madison (with Bradley Wiggins)
2005
UCI Track World Championships
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Madison (with Mark Cavendish)
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team Pursuit (with Cummings, Newton & Manning)
2006
Commonwealth Games
1st Gold medal blank.svg Team Pursuit (with Cummings, Manning & Newton)
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Individual Pursuit
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team Pursuit (with Cummings, Manning & Thomas), UCI Track World Championships
2008
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG National Road Race Championships
1st Beaumont Trophy
1st Tour of Pendle
1st Blackpool Grand Prix[10]
2nd National Criterium Championships
2009
2nd National Criterium Championships

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rob Hayles – Olympic Record". British Olympic Association. 
  2. ^ a b Official website of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth
  3. ^ "Three-time Olympic medallist Rob Hayles retires from cycling". BBC Sport. BBC. 31 October 2011. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Wynn, Nigel (15 June 2012). "Tour de France 2012: British Eurosport live schedule". Cycling Weekly. 
  5. ^ "Hayles suspended after blood test". BBC Sport. 26 March 2008. 
  6. ^ "Hayles gets racing licence back". BBC Sport. 11 April 2008. 
  7. ^ "Cycling: Rowing ace Romero takes aim for Beijing cycling gold". The Independent. 9 July 2008. 
  8. ^ Tim Maloney (29 January 2006). Hayles is a dad. cyclingnews.com
  9. ^ "Rob Hayles Profile". Mission Sports Management. 
  10. ^ "Cycle Fest is a winner for Fylde". Blackpool Gazette. 7 July 2008. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 

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